A baked apple tart

Come join your neighbors at the outdoor wood-fired oven at the Old Stone House.

You can bring any dish or recipe — from bread to chicken, from cookies to pie.

You don’t have to share what you bake, but you will find many willing taste-testers! Kids are welcome and generally have a great time. Non-bakers are also welcome to come hang out and volunteer for taste-testing duty!

Firing the oven will start around 9am, and we’ll bake from noon-ish until 4pm. Drop by any time! Keep in mind, when it gets busy there may be a wait of an hour or so until a spot opens up in the oven.

We’ll be standing around outside the entire time, so be sure to dress with that in mind. The weather can be unpredictable. We will bake even if it is cold or raining, as long as it is calm out. However, if it is windy we may cancel.

Click here to visit the Meetup page and sign up.

Domino the penguin returns to OSH on November 9 at 10 am & 11:30 am

Domino the Penguin gets in trouble…a lot. Sometimes Domino chooses to be naughty, but sometimes it happens without her realizing. There are so many rules! This interactive performance for 2-5 year olds follows Domino as she navigates a tricky world filled with opportunities to be naughty…or not.

Reserve your spot at Brown Paper Tickets today!

This is acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the following traditions: Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and maybe even Scandinavian. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear and overall increasing their own musical skill. It’s fun and welcoming to all ages (see venue for 21+ restrictions) and levels of playing. While we won’t play from sheet music, you can certainly use this as a reference on your own!

What do you mean by SLOW JAM? All acoustic instruments (e.g., fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, etc.) are welcome and the typical format is that we sit in a circle (or circle-ish, depending on the space) and take turns suggesting/leading a song. The songs will typically follow the AABB format (two “A” parts followed by two “B” parts) and we will simply play it over many repeats and if you know it, great (!), but if you don’t, you try to figure it out as we go along, maybe picking up a few notes here and there. We’ll play tunes at a slow to moderate speed so that they are accessible to a variety of levels.

It’s fun and can be challenging, but is a great way to improve your playing. You don’t have to be a great player, play in tune, or know the songs to give it a shot. If you want to suggest a song, you should either know the song well enough to play it on repeat or we can see if anyone else does!

Sign up here!

Parade goers manipulate a giant puppet

Dress up in your best costume and join in the annual Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade!

The parade begins at 14th Street and 7th Avenue, then heads north on 7th Avenue, turning left on 3rd Street and ending in J.J. Byrne Playground at the Old Stone House. This is a family-friendly event with a focus on children.

Local filmmaker Lesley Topping presents her film A River Returns: A History of the Bronx River at OSH at 3:30 pm (following the 8th Annual Permaculture Festival).

The film educates viewers on the ways in which the Bronx River is a model for the restoration of urban rivers across the US, and how it has been cared for through an alliance of private and government groups, volunteers, students, and educators.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers, historians, and environmentalists.

Whether you’re already practiced at the art of permaculture, or if the concept is completely new to you, we hope you’ll join us for the 8th Annual NYC Permaculture Festival hosted by Claudia Joseph and the New York Permaculture Exchange!

If permaculture is your passion, come by to make some new friends and build your network; if you’re a beginner you can learn about the ways permaculture impacts human communities, and how you can use these practices.

Tour the Old Stone House & Washington Park gardens, learn about compost methods, tree care, and more!

The day will culminate with a screening of A River Returns: A History of the Bronx River; by local filmmaker Lesley Topping at 3:30 pm. The Bronx River is a model for the restoration of urban rivers across the US, cared for through an alliance of private and government groups, volunteers, students, and educators.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite or at the door.